Hike through Community Park and Natural Area

Virginia Heritage Parking

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Peaceful walk through nature 5 minutes outside of Blacksburg that is great for relaxing, running, walking, biking, and photography.

This is an easy hike through nature with about 2 miles of grass paths and about 0.75 miles of paved paths. It is Blacksburgs biggest park at 169 acres with easy to find parking and picnic areas. Benches are located around the park to sit and enjoy the screnery and wildlife. The park offers access to open meadows, streams, marshes, and a small pond. There are abandoned barns and silos that are great for photographing and exploring. There is minimal elevation change which makes it great for running, cycling, dog walking, and relaxing.

Pack List

  • Good walking/running shoes
  • Boots if it's wet out
  • Food or snacks
  • Camera
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Activities:

Chillin, Cycling, Fitness, Hiking, Photography, Running

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

2 Miles

Elev. Gain:

50 Feet

Rating:

Features:

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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10 months ago

Great Park

This is a great place to go if you're looking for a park to walk around in. There's a pond, creek and abandoned buildings. It's also located right across the street from Glade Rd. farm. You can stop by there on Fridays for a meal after a hike!

10 months ago

12 months ago

A Nice Stroll Even On A Hot Day

We really enjoyed this park in Blacksburg. We drove about an hour from Roanoke and it was worth the drive. (Went down Blacksburg Rd. to get to the easy to find Park so that was a beautiful drive in itself) The walk was very easy with wide mown paths that wound through woods and fields, by a small lake, creeks, and meadows. We saw and heard meadow larks, red winged blackbirds and indigo buntings, among others. Saw and heard wildlife in various places, some we identified, others just made themselves known by crashing around through the underbrush. Oh, and there were plenty of flowers and photographic opportunities! All in all it was an enjoyable, easy walk. We will be returning again, I'm sure!

12 months ago

about 1 year ago

Something For Everyone

Extremely fun outdoor spot. Has both lots of open field space and wooded paths. Attempting to follow and cross the creek at various points proved to be a fun experience. Those more adventurous will be tempted to climb the silo. Be warned, several bars are loose, wasps nest there in the summer, and the metal is worn and slippery. Don't be stupid, stay safe.

about 1 year ago

about 1 year ago

Relaxing area right outside of Blacksburg

Very easy to get to park right outside of Blacksburg. Great for sunsets and relaxing. Also fun to explore and photograph the abandoned barns and silos right on the path

about 1 year ago

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